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Making Contact – Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

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At the mall, online, and even within the US military. Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture.  But anti-war protestors have found a way inside those games too.  And artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world, into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned.  On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie “Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture,” written and directed by Roger Stahl.

Joseph Delappe, University of Nevada Art Professor; Lee Hutchinson, brother of soldier killed in Iraq; Wafaa Bilal, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Assistant Arts Professor; “Mancow” Mulle, radio host.

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